A6 guitar chords
|A6 guitar chords are generally written as A6.|
|A Major Scale||A - B - C# - D - E - F# - G#|
|Chord Formula||1 - 3 - 5 - 6|
|Notes||A - C# - E - F#|
A6 chord spelling and chord notes
|Chord Notes||x - A - E - A - C# - F#||A - x - A - C# - F# - A||x - A - C# - F# - A - E|
e |-2-| B |-2-| G |-2-| D |-2-| A |-0-| E |---|
e |-5-| B |-7-| G |-6-| D |-7-| A |---| E |-5-|
e |(0/12)| B |--10--| G |--11--| D |--11--| A |--0---| E |------|
- In the 3rd position, the chord is written x-0-11-11-10-0/12. We separate any fret greater than 9 with a hyphen so as not to create confusion with double-digits, otherwise the chord above would be written x01111100/12 which is too confusing. The 0/12 on the e string (top E) takes into account the optional note which is indicated after the forward slash (/)... either play the string open or on the 12th fret.
- A6 chords are not commonly used in mainstream music, unless you are after a slightly different sound. A famous song using a 6 chord is Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed. Although he uses an F6 chord, it will give you an idea of how well a 6 chord can sound in a given song. You could also listen to Close To You by the Carpenters which uses a G6 chord.
- Standard keys using the A6 chord: A/F#m and D/Bm. Each of the major keys and their relative minor keys share the same notes. The A-6 chord (A - C# - E - F) utilizes notes belonging to the A Major/F#m Scale (A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#), and the D Major/Bm Scale ( D-E-F#-G-A-B-C#).